Spring events

Half Term

Did dinosaurs paint their toenails?walk like a dino image

Friday 29th May
Ages: Family
Free, drop in event

Palaeontologists (people who study dinosaurs) don’t know for sure what colour dinosaurs were. Come and do your own research then make and decorate a pair of dinosaur feet to wear home.

Summer Events

Future Fossils at the Big WeekendFuture fossil

Saturday July 11th, Parkers Piece
Ages: all ages with adult supervision
Free, drop in event

What will geologists of the future find preserved in rocks which are forming today? Have a go at predicting what future fossils might look like by making your own from plaster.

Tall Tales of the Fen TigerFen Workmen

Friday 28th August, 10.30-12.00
Ages: 5-7yrs, children must be accompanied by an adult Eventbrite - Tall Tales of the Fen Tiger Booking is essential, tickets available from 10th August
Free admission

Do you think you can see through the Fen Tigers tall tales?  Come and find out about some fossil myths and legends, and make up some of your own. Interactive storytelling with storyteller Marion Leeper

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



A weird group of ancient but surviving carnivorous worms, known as priapulids, which live in burrows on the seabed, evolved a remarkable method of capturing their prey – they can turn their hook-lined throat region inside out through the mouth to form a very effective grappling iron for capturing their prey.



The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).


A view of the Mahabaleshwar escarpment in the western Ghats, India. Just a small part of the 3.6 km thick pile of lavas that flooded over the Deccan region of India some 66 million years ago? (photo copyright Dr Sally Gibson, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)